NewSpace is an approach that focuses on lowering the barriers to entry to space industry, by providing cheaper access to space… One of the major characteristics of the NewSpace era is the fundamental shift from an industry which was heavily dependent on government agencies to a more agile and an independent private sector that relies on innovation, working with much smaller budgets than the early space industry.
Photonic Encryption, Quantum communications offer many advantages for secure data transmission, such as confidentiality, integrity and spy detectability. Quantum physics allows the encoding of information using the correlation between two or more particles (photons, atoms) thanks to quantum cryptography or Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a method of processing information arising from the properties of quantum entanglement.
The Silicon Carbide power diodes were specifically designed for protection of solar cells arrays in solar panels mounted in satellites and space exploration modules. The first batches of devices are currently used for two European Space Agency missions, BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter.
Space qualified silicon carbide power diodes developed by CNM-CSIC in collaboration with ALTER TECHNOLOGY will be handled as ALTER TECHNOLOGY specific product for high reliability and harsh environment-related markets.
Alter Technology as reference test house Screening of a high number of devices under very harsh conditions: Custom testing setup High Temperature: 270ºC Low temp: -170ºC High Voltage tests: 250V High Power tests: 2.5A Long lasting tests with constant monitoring of electrical parameters and temperature of each single diode.